MPP1611 - New Testament Gospels
A study of the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the four gospels. Prerequisites: Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Examine the gospel records of Jesus' ministry in order to understand the contribution of each evangelist to our understanding of Jesus and the Early Christian Church.
- Seek to understand Jesus' message in its first environment through exegetical analysis of the historical, literary, social and theological issues in the texts.
- Establish the principles of Jesus' message which were being taught in these texts and interpret their significance for today.
- Establish a broad outline of the course of Jesus' public ministry.
- Explore and assess current scholarship on issues of the historical Jesus, "Q" and archeological findings.
The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:
- Ability to summarize the significant life events of Jesus and Paul. (CN-10)
- Ability to identify the significant elements of the message of Jesus and Paul. (CN-11)
- Ability to describe the impact of the historical background of the New Testament on the message of Jesus and Paul. (CN-12)
Introduction to the New Testament and Biblical Interpretation